RUSH: Donald Sterling vows to take -- (laughing) -- Donald Sterling vows to take his fight for the LA Clippers to the Supreme Court -- he's called Obama flippant. I didn't know Obama had anything to do with this, at least publicly. Maybe on the down low. -- where the wise Latina can sort this all out. Magic says (paraphrasing), "Hey, if I was gonna steal a team, it would be the Lakers. It wouldn't be the Clippers. But my business partners and me, we're gonna look at it and if it makes any sense to buy the Clippers, then we may make a run at 'em."
RUSH: There's a YouGov poll. It's in the National Journal here, a story written by Marina Koren. And here's the headline: "Average Americans Think They're Smarter Than the Average American." That is the headline of the piece. The upshot of this is -- and this pretty much explains everything -- only 4% of Americans think they have below average intelligence. Well, there you go. The upside is that the stupid don't know it and don't want to admit it if they do.
Only 4% of Americans think they have below average intelligence. Now, the irony is that those 4% probably aren't below average. It's the people who think they're smart when they aren't smart who are the problem. And I'm looking right at the news media when I say that. I'm looking right at your average, everyday Democrat when I say that. Our problem is the people who think they are smart when they are the problem. I mean, look it, anyone who follows the news like we do might be excused for thinking that only 4% of Americans have above average intelligence. Isn't that probably a more accurate way of looking at it?
I mean those of us that follow the news, for those of us that look at what gets reported, what's exciting, what people think is important, how people think you deal with issues, we could probably be excused for thinking that only 4% of Americans have above average intelligence, when in fact this poll says that only 4% think they have below average intelligence. Can you imagine taking that poll? I don't know what the question was, but when it comes time to admit that you're stupider than average, you admit it? (laughing) Maybe the most honest people in the country. He-he-he. And they're probably, as I say, probably a little bit smarter than we know.
"A humble 34 percent of citizens say they are about as smart as everyone else, while a dispirited 4 percent say they are less intelligent than most people. Men (24 percent) are more likely than women (15 percent) to say they are 'much more intelligent' than the average American." (interruption) What do you mean, "Doesn't that figure"? (Interruption) Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Men always think they know everything. Men always think they have all the answers. But only 15% of women say that they are much more intelligent than the average American? Anyway, so that's big news.
The real big news, besides the fact -- (interruption) That's your problem. Why are you asking me that? (interruption) I was just asked the question over the intercom, "Why do women keep telling me everything to say and do if only 15% of 'em think they're smarter than I am?" Your problem. I can't answer everything. I've gotta leave something to mystery. If I answer everything, there's no mystique left to anything. Some things I'll just leave it for you to figure out on your own.
RUSH: "Secretary of State John Kerry," who, by the way (you may not know this) served in Vietnam, "welcomed French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to the State Department in Washington on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues, from Iran to Syria to climate change. Or, in the words of the foreign minister, 'climate chaos.'" That's the new term. "Global warming" doesn't work, and "climate change" doesn't work.
So "climate chaos" is what they're now calling it.
Secretary of State John Kerry (who once served in Vietnam), and Laurent Fabius "made a joint appearance before their meeting, and the foreign minister warned that only 500 days remained to avoid 'climate chaos.'" Laurent Fabius said, "Well, I’m very happy to be with John." He didn't say "the secretary of state." He didn't say "the man who once served in Vietnam." He didn't say "John Kerry." He didn't say "Mr. Secretary."
He said, "Well, I'm very happy to be with John. There is no week without a phone call or a visit between John and myself..." By the way, "John" (who once served in Vietnam), actually thought that he was qualified to be secretary of state because speaks French. That makes him sophisticated and erudite and refined.
So Laurent Fabius said, "There is no week without a phone call or a visit between John and myself, and we have on the agenda many items, many issues -- Iran, because negotiations are resuming today; the question of Syria, and we shall meet next Thursday in London together; Ukraine as well; and very important issues, issue of climate change, climate chaos.
"And we have -- as I said -- we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos." That's not even two years, folks. Not even two years. Climate chaos will hit before the 2016 elections. He said, "And I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself," who at one point served in Vietnam, "are committed on this subject and I'm sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success on this very important matter."
Nobody knows why he chose 500 days, but, "France is scheduled to host the '21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change' in December 2015, about 565 days from now." So it's "climate chaos." This is the stuff they're famous for. We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos! I talked to official climatologist this program about the melting of Antarctic. He said, "It's silly. There's no melting. It's embarrassingly silly to listen to the reporting of this."
It's everything that we thought.